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Friday, May 1, 2015

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

God, help us fight for justice for all. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today because of the Pepfest after the last class of the day.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:13
  • Period 2: 9:18-9:58
  • Period 3: 10:03-10:43
  • Period 4: 10:48-11:28
  • Period 5: 11:33-12:13
  • Period 6: 12:18-12:58
  • Period 8: 1:03-1:43
  • Period 7: 1:48-2:28
  • Pepfest: 2:33-3:00


  • 3:45pm: Track & field invite @ St. Thomas Academy
  • 3:45pm: Boys’ JV golf vs. Breck @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity golf vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Ponds at Battle Creek
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ St. Paul Central
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis @ St. Paul Central
  • 4:15pm: C softball vs. St. Paul Harding @ Bryn Mawr
  • 5:00pm: C baseball @ Holy Family
  • 5:00pm: JV baseball @ Holy Family
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV lacrosse @ Roseville
  • 7:00pm: Varsity baseball @ Holy Family
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity lacrosse @ Roseville

Today will be the last time we compete for the Spirit Stick. We’ll gather for a Pepfest after the last class of the day in the Main Gym to recognize our spring sport athletes. Let us hear your battle cry!

Today will be the last day that periods 7 & 8 will be flipped. Thank you.

If you are interested in running this spring for the 2015-16 Student Council, please click here for important information about how to apply. The required information sessions that had been planned for lunches today have been canceled.


  • May 6: Executive Board applications due
  • May 12: Executive Board elections
  • May 14: Class Representative applications due (class officers selected from these winners)
  • May 19: Class Representative elections

National College Decision Day is today. Seniors may wear a college t-shirt or sweatshirt and jeans or shorts. Yoga parts are not permitted. During lunches, seniors are welcome to sign a banner in the Florance Center with their name and which school they are attending, register for a free dorm size fridge, and get a treat. We will also announce scholarships that students have earned.

Health/PE:Wellness Course
Registration for the summer Health/PE:Wellness course is now open. This course will satisfy the graduation requirement of an additional semester of Phy Ed and the semester of Health. Registration forms are available in the Student Services office. Completed registration forms and the $300 summer course tuition payment are due in the Student Services office by Friday, May 1. Registration is not considered final until both the payment and registration form have been received. Please note: Class size is limited to 25 students and preference is given to students of the Class of 2016.

U.S. Government Course
Registration for the Summer U.S. Government course is now open for the Class of 2016. This course satisfies the graduation requirement of a semester of U.S. Government. Registration forms are available in the Student Services office. Completed registration forms and the $300 summer course tuition payment are due in the Student Services office by Friday, May 1. Registration is not considered final until both the payment and registration form have been received. Please note: Class size is limited to 25 students.

This summer, DeLaSalle will be refreshing the devices for its IslePad one-to-one program with the purchase of new iPad Air devices. As part of this transition, DeLaSalle is offering students the opportunity to purchase their current iPad 2 device for $100 from May 4-15. This purchase price includes the case and charger that is currently assigned to the student. Click here to find the iPad Purchase Form. Devices that are not purchased will need to be returned on the last day of classes. Charges will be incurred for any damage to the device or charger.

Good luck to those students who are competing at the Minnesota History Day competition tomorrow at the University of Minnesota. Twenty projects qualified for state competition at the regional level on March 23.

Congratulations to Taylor Toney, who has been named DeLaSalle’s ATHENA Award recipient. Taylor will be recognized at a lunch today in Bloomington. Taylor is a multi-year letter winner in basketball, track, and volleyball. As a three sport athlete for most of her high school career, Taylor received All Conference honors six times in three different sports as an Islander.  She was also a member of the 2012 and 2013 state champion girls’ basketball teams.  She is a quiet leader who is well respected by all of her DeLaSalle coaches.

Join the DeLaSalle Fishing Club this weekend and drop a line in the river. The Fishing Club will meet in front of school on Saturday at 9am and fish off the Island river banks. Bring your own fishing gear. If you are 16 or older, you need to buy a fishing license; licenses are sold at most gas stations. There will be prizes for biggest fish and most fish caught. And the Island is a safe zone so Juniors and seniors are safe from Assassins. All are welcome to join us. Email senior Francis Samuel with questions:

Tomorrow, we will host our 15th annual Starry Night prom for people with disabilities. More than 1,200 guests from the greater Twin Cities area will enjoy an evening of music, fun, and dancing.  Over 200 DeLaSalle students have been involved in the planning, preparation and training that is required for such an event.  This is entirely volunteer, no Christian Service hours are awarded for participation – so these students deserve to be applauded.  Due to the importance of the training and preparation, only those students who have participated on the committee are allowed to attend.

​If you are interested in serving as a retreat team member for the 2015-16 school year, please complete this application no later than Friday, May 15. This team also serves as the Islander Welcome Crew and other student leadership throughout the school year.​ Thank you for your interest.

Nice job guessing how many are in the jars…..we have some winners and some who got super close. The winners should see Ms. Allen in the Library & Technology Center to claim their prize. Congratulations to Tinsae Mekonnen who guessed 67 gumballs in the Large jar, there was actually 68. Congratulations to Martha Broadnax who guessed 32 gumballs in the Small jar, there were actually 34. And congratulations to Mali Franzese for guessing 489 M&M’s, there was actually 482.

Have you ordered your yearbook yet? If not you better get your order in soon before all the yearbooks have been sold. You can order online at or on campus in the Main Office or the LTC. Contact Ms Beckman or 612.676.7678 with any questions. Only 25 yearbooks are still available.

Looking for 4 students to help with an event on Tuesday, May 12 for 4 hours. You would be a greeter for the entire event. If you are interested, please email Mr. Hallman by Tuesday.

if you are interested in seeing famous American author and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke at the Hilton Hotel the evening of Tuesday, June 2, please see Mr. Casey. It is free and space is limited.